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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm a homeschool mom of 3. My family is my life, and I love it! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Sandy, Utah with my parents and 5 siblings. I graduated at Brigham Young University in Humanities. I live in Southern California with my husband and 3 children. I spend most of my time homeschooling- and loving it. I also love to read, swim, play the piano and garden. As a family we love to go on bike rides, jump on the tramp, play at the beach, go camping, and go on road trips to visit family.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because of the Book of Mormon. I cannot deny the Spirit I feel every time I read it. The feelings I have as I read it testify to me time and again that it is true. That Jesus is the Christ. That the gospel has been restored. That Heavenly Father and Jesus are real, and that They love us. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. And I know that the Atonement is real. This is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every morning I start my day with scripture study and prayer individually and as a family. We keep the scriptures close throughout the day, including them in our homeschool curriculum. Along with this family gospel study, I am also involved in church service- throughout the week and on Sundays. I watch over certain sisters in the area, visiting them, making sure they're ok, having gospel related discussions with them. I am the chorister for the children at church- having fun with them as I help them learn spiritual and meaningful songs. I am the pianist for the ward choir, and often get to sing in it as well. And I love serving in the temple and feeling the Spirit that abounds there. It might sound like a lot, but every little bit of service helps center my focus on Christ and what His will is for me.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Brooke
Absolutely not. Personally I try to help all my neighbors, Mormon or not. I make it a point to check up on all my neighbors often- to make sure everything is ok. I have weeded neighbors' yards, left baked goodies, babysat, taken meals. If there is ever a stranger in need, I do my best to help them as well-at the grocery store, in parking lots, at the gas station. Our family is part of a non-Mormon service group that meets monthly to work on different service projects. We have assembled hygiene kits for the local homeless shelter, participated in a book drive, made and delivered ornaments for the local elderly home... As a church, we participate in service projects that help the entire community. We have participated in park clean ups, beach clean ups and food drives for the local homeless shelter. We donate money, unused clothing, hygiene kits, school kits and newborn kits to the church's "humanitarian dept". These items are sent to countries suffering from calamaties & natural disasters. It is easier to see the needs of those you associate with more often. But individually, as a family, and as a church, we make the effort to help all of God's children whether they are members of our church or not. Show more Show less